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Bass Pro acquires Cabela’s

Bass Pro acquires Cabela’s

American fishing and hunting outdoor retail chain Bass Pro Shops has reached a deal to acquire its biggest competitor Cabela’s after months of speculation. The deal is said to be worth... Read more

Barrel growth boost NZ maker

Barrel growth boost NZ maker

Specialist New Zealand manufacturer Hardy Rifle Engineering has released a full range of match-grade barrels and is looking for distributors keen to take them on. Hardy Rifle Engineering has been fortunate... Read more

Grulla Armas seeks US growth

Grulla Armas seeks US growth

Spanish gunmaker Grulla Armas has been growing rapidly in the USA in recent years but is now keen to expand even further.The firm, formed in 1932 by five gunmakers in... Read more

No limits for Plano acquisition

No limits for Plano acquisition

Plano Synergy Holdings, a leading manufacturer of hunting, fishing and outdoor-related products, has acquired No Limit Archery. The firm designs and manufactures high-performance broadheads and speciality release aids and is mainly... Read more

California’s non-lead plan

California’s non-lead plan

The start of series of measures to phase in non-lead ammunition use in the US state of California has begun. The first rules – when hunting on all California Department of... Read more

Will Colt survive the turmoil?

Will Colt survive the turmoil?

Media reports suggest that legendary gun name Colt is on the brink of bankruptcy.As other major names like Smith & Wesson, Sturm, Ruger and Freedom Group (which includes Remington), have... Read more

Former Remington staff unveil new compan…

Former Remington staff unveil new company

One-time Remington engineers, who decided not to relocate when the company moved its R&D facility last year, have set up their own cartridge and gun-accessories business. The North Carolina-based Remington Arms... Read more

IWA 2015: More international than ever

IWA 2015: More international than ever

After four intensive trade fair days in early March, NürnbergMesse, the organiser of the shooting and hunting event, IWA OutdoorClassics, pronounced it a resounding success. The opening of this year’s event... Read more

Business looks good for 2015

Business looks good for 2015

After a year of stability and returning to normal, all the signs are pointing to a stronger gun trade for the coming year. With first-quarter results in from many companies and... Read more

SHOT Show: simply amazing

SHOT Show: simply amazing

SHOT Show 2015 was the second-biggest ever. But that doesn’t mean it was the second best, says Chris Dolnack, National Shooting Sports Foundation’s senior vice-president and chief marketing officer. If you... Read more

Death of David Hall announced

Death of David Hall announced

We are sad to announce the passing of David Hall – founder and chairman of David Hall Publishing. Read more

Grow your business at IWA

Grow your business at IWA

If you’re serious about international trade and looking to increase your presence across Europe then there’s only one show to be at, IWA in Nuremberg, Germany. Gun Trade World gives... Read more

OSS appoints international sales manager

OSS appoints international sales manager

Outdoor Sports Sales director Sven van den Heuvel has recently welcomed Jaime Ternero to his team as new international sales manager. This appointment follows the consistent growth of OSS, achieved... Read more

Enforce Tac offers precision for profess…

Enforce Tac offers precision for professionals

Following the successful step of a new positioning in Nuremberg last March, Enforce Tac will again be staged at the NürnbergMesse in the two days leading up to the IWA... Read more

Cairngorm seeks web sales manager

Cairngorm seeks web sales manager

Based in Aberdeenshire Base package to £35,000 per annum + Performance Bonus + Great Benefits + Career Path n Overview Established fieldsports related wholesaler & retailer now under new ownership seeks a talented and dynamic Web Sales... Read more

Getting to grips with handgun sales

Getting to grips with handgun sales

In many countries, handguns play a key role in firearms sales, with some manufacturers being household names. Of course, other nations can only look on with envy, but even here... Read more

Crosman teams with Magpul for airgun pro…

Crosman teams with Magpul for airgun project

Leading airgun manufacturer Crosman has joined forces with AR accessories leader Magpul to create the Benjamin Armada, a premier AR-compatible PCP air rifle.Featuring the official Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system,... Read more

Spotlight on… Archery and bow hunting

Spotlight on… Archery and bow hunting

Add another string to your bow   Archery and shooting have more in common than you might think AND bows can be a useful addition to your stock options.   Delve deep into the... Read more

Finnish firepower from Sako

Finnish firepower from Sako

Finnish rifle maker Sako is one of those names that will always surface when considering really accurate rifles. GTW travels way up north to the land of a thousand lakes... Read more

Flint all set to spark

Flint all set to spark

At only four years of age Connecticut-based Flint Holdings is a relatively new company from America, however the brands it looks after, Wasp Archery and Montana Decoy, are established and... Read more

Plano seeks marketing manager

Plano seeks marketing manager

Plano Synergy, an innovative outdoors and wildlife organisation with numerous subsidiaries, is seeking a marketing manager in Grand Prairie, TX, USA. The employee will enjoy the benefits of being part... Read more

5.11 Tackles Counterfeiting

5.11 Tackles Counterfeiting

Here at 5.11, like at any other successful product-­‐driven brand, we find ourselves increasingly the target of worldwide counterfeiting networks. However, this creates a problem that is particular to us in... Read more

NUPROL Success for WE Airsoft Europe

NUPROL Success for WE Airsoft Europe

Gun Trade World speaks to Ross Tucker from WE Airsoft Europe about the company and why its sub-brand, NUPROL, is taking the European market by storm.   WE Airsoft Europe was born... Read more

Mossberg - Magpul Series shotguns

Mossberg - Magpul Series shotguns

  RSR Group has announced the introduction of the exclusive Magpul Series tactical pump-action shotguns by Mossberg. Well Gun Trade World has done the hard work... Read more

Magnum Research - MLR Ultra 22LR Rimfire…

Magnum Research - MLR Ultra 22LR Rimfire Rifle

This rifle boasts a high-tech modular tensioned-type barrel made using a superior quality of steel is attached to stainless steel breech and muzzle caps inside a thin-walled aluminum construction. The Ultra... Read more

Marocchi – an Italian gunmaking dynasty

Marocchi – an Italian gunmaking dynasty

Val Trompia, in Lombardy, is considered home to the Italian firearms industry and provides over 5,000 families with their livelihoods. One shining example of the area’s success is Marocchi, where... Read more

UTG - 30mm 36-colour Crossbow Scope

UTG - 30mm 36-colour Crossbow Scope

UTG has just released it’s first ever 30mm crossbow scope with variable velocity compensation. First of all it has an etched glass PRO 4-Step Projectile Drop Compensation (PDC) Reticle for... Read more

Kings of the Forest

Kings of the Forest

Davide Pedersoli wanted to provide hunters with the best combination of modern manufacturing techniques and the immortal design of two classics like the Missouri River Hawken and the Jaeger.   By A... Read more

Doing business with… Canada

Doing business with… Canada

Gun Trade World delves into the huge expanse of Canada, a country built for hunting, to find out how you can get the best out of doing business there.   There are... Read more

Meet the Maker - Sportsmatch

Meet the Maker - Sportsmatch

Mounts more than a match for anyone   The wise old saying of “If you want a thing done right, do it yourself” has never been more apt than with British scope-mount... Read more

Plano brings wartime classic back to lif…

Plano brings wartime classic back to life

American storage and protective-case giant Plano can be seen as innovators and there’s nothing it likes more than improving on old classics. Here, the company introduces the Ammo Can, a... Read more

SAMSON I - 3.5x Magnifier

SAMSON I - 3.5x Magnifier

This system features the rotary actuated mount base and patented push button flip to side action. The Samson 3.5x magnifier features clear, crisp, high-quality glass with excellent colour preservation characteristics. It was... Read more

A statement from WE Europe

A statement from WE Europe

Update from WE Europe regarding recently published statement from WETTI. Fortunately for WE Europe we severed any ties last SEPTEMBER with WETT. Subsequently the market has benefited from quality controlled stock with... Read more

Mossberg expands Texas facility

Mossberg expands Texas facility

O F Mossberg & Sons, America’s oldest family owned and operated firearms manufacturer and the largest pump-action-shotgun manufacturer in the world, has completed a major expansion at its Maverick Arms... Read more

Kahr Arms to offer Purple Pistols

Kahr Arms to offer Purple Pistols

Kahr Arms is all set to brighten up its product line by introducing another new colour: purple. Gun Trade World has a look at the pistols behind the purple…   Following the... Read more

Century axes staff over permit block

Century axes staff over permit block

US gun importer Century International Arms is blaming the White House for having to lay off 41 of its staff. The Vermont-based firm said officials had blocked a permit needed to... Read more

Doing business with… United Kingdom

Doing business with… United Kingdom

This month it’s the turn of the United Kingdom (UK), a nation with a very well established and historical hunting trade. Gun Trade World is on hand to help you... Read more

Crosman Hosts Field Target Event

Crosman Hosts Field Target Event

CROSMAN CORPORATION HOSTING USA’s LARGEST REGULAR SEASON FIELD TARGET EVENT Fred Eichler of Sportsman Channel’s “Predator Nation” to compete   BLOOMFIELD, New York (July 7, 2014) - Five years after hosting its first... Read more

Edgar’s cheeky Chiappa deal

Edgar’s cheeky Chiappa deal

Gun and ammunition distributor Edgar Brothers has become the exclusive UK distributor of Italian manufacturer Chiappa Firearms. Edgar Brothers will be importing around 20 products from the firm, including a range... Read more

Costa del Mar - Hatch Polarising Sunglas…

Costa del Mar - Hatch Polarising Sunglasses

Best known for its amazing range of fishing glasses, many are ideal for shooters too, including these Hatch models. “Batten down the hatches,” is an old seafarer’s cry to prepare for... Read more

Fausti heads to South Africa

Fausti heads to South Africa

Iconic Italian gun manufacturer Fausti tasted great success during their first appearance at Huntex 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Fausti booth attracted many hunters and sport shooters who enjoyed looking... Read more

Pro-Shot - Coyote Pouch And Cleaning Rod…

Pro-Shot - Coyote Pouch And Cleaning Rods Kit

This practical and compact tool for cleaning .223/5.56mm-calibre long guns is now available from German distributor Waffen Ferkinghoff. It contains a six-part Coyote-coloured, two-step coated rod with a combined 321/2 inches... Read more

Kalashnikov doubles small arms productio…

Kalashnikov doubles small arms production

The Kalashnikov Concern, a new company bearing the name of the legendary AK rifle inventor, has more than doubled its production of small arms in the first quarter of 2014. The company... Read more

SABRE #SafeIsSmart campaign

SABRE #SafeIsSmart campaign

#SafeIsSmart – June is National Safety Month The SABRE #SafeIsSmart campaign aims to promote conversation about home and personal safety topics in June 2014. Join SABRE Safety Products in... Read more

See and experience more with Leica

See and experience more with Leica

Germany’s Leica is a big name in sport optics. Famed worldwide for its cameras for over a century, it has put the same commitment into producing great sport optics for... Read more

Hot air that keeps getting hotter

Hot air that keeps getting hotter

Not that long ago, ‘plinking’ with tin cans was an enjoyable pastime but now there is a trend towards powerful airguns. Rick Sapp sees interest hotting up in the USA…   Shooting... Read more

Sightmark on target

Sightmark on target

American manufacturer Sightmark has a brace of new products that are sure to liven up your shop this year. GTW takes a look at them so that you don’t have... Read more

Plano - Bone Collector Sportsman Trunk

Plano -  Bone Collector Sportsman Trunk

Plano has teamed up with leading hunting brand Bone Collector to create a line of specialty trunks. Purposefully designed, the Sportsman’s Trunk will house a hunt’s worth of equipment. Use one... Read more

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